Avg: 3.8 from 5 votes
Routes in The Diamond
|Ariana T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Black Dagger T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bright Star T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R|
|Casual Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Curving Vine T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|D1 T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|D7 T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|D7 Variation T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Dunn Westbay T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C3|
|Eroica T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b PG13|
|Forrest Finish T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Full Dunn-Westbay T 5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a|
|Full House T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Hearts and Arrows T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Honeymoon is Over, The T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|King of Swords T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Obelisk, The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Pervertical Sanctuary T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Yellow Wall T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R|
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 7 pitches|
|FA:||Roger Briggs, Eric Doub, 1987|
|Page Views:||2,413 total, 85/month|
|Shared By:||hkennedy on Jul 29, 2015|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionEroica may be one of the best lines on the Diamond. The climbing is sustained, the rock is incredible and each pitch has just the right amount of spicy to keep your mind engaged. This is an all-time outing and one of the better adventures in RMNP!
P1. Climb the first 5.10 pitch of the Casual Route, and belay on a small ledge with 2 pitons just bellow a thin seam.
P2. Thought provoking 5.11 climbing with a mix of thin cracks and face climbing. Belay on a sloping ledge with solid cams about 25 feet below the obvious, right-facing corner above.
P3. 5.11+ stemming in a perfect right-facing corner with some of the best rock on the Diamond! It's nice to have a solid set of RPs for this pitch, as the gear is thin but good when you get it. In the middle of the corner, a 2-bolt station was added for the Honeymoon is Over. Skip this station, bust left around the corner, and face climb up brilliant rock to a fixed piton/bolt anchor.
P4. Climb thin 5.11- off the belay with very little pro options until a fixed piton about 25-ish feet off the anchor. Higher on the pitch, a bolt protects a 5.12- section that trends left. Belay on a natural anchor to the left in a small corner.
P5. Climb strait above the anchor until it's possible to head right into a flared crack system. A bit of a spicy section above the flared cracks leads to an incredible traverse left into the crux sequence (5.12b). It is pumpy climbing with no stopper moves, hang on for the ride! Once at Table Ledge, head right 15 feet, and belay on a small ledge.
P6. Climb start up cracks above and right of belay for 30 meters, 5.11c climbing with good pro.
P7. A long 5.10 pitch with mixed cracks leads to the top of the wall.